Jazz at Lakeland Park

What a gorgeous night for music by the lake!  The J.T. Hall Jazz Consort began the evening with over an hour of original music.  The crowd gathered, enjoying their picnics and the breeze off of the lake, as the sounds of jazz drifted out over the park.  After several instrumental pieces (including a great performance … Continue reading Jazz at Lakeland Park

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Rising Stars at Cazenovia Counterpoint!

The opening of the 2010 Cazenovia Counterpoint Music and Arts Festival, and another standing-room only event! Mezzo-soprano Katie Webber opened the program with a beautiful set.  Beginning her set with Widmung by Robert Schumann, she showed her classical voice beautifully.  The rest of the set was sung entirely in English, from Ralph Vaughan Williams' Silent … Continue reading Rising Stars at Cazenovia Counterpoint!

A Grand Finale

A beautiful, sunny afternoon in Cazenovia greeted all who attended Family Arts Day, the last day of events for the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival.  A poetry round-robin, a string masterclass, a reading of a new piece from a young composer, and a stage filled with music, song and dance, all taking place at the Stone Quarry … Continue reading A Grand Finale

Listening in Lincoln’s Shadow

Friday night Cazenovia Counterpoint presented a concert titled Lincoln's Shadow in honor of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth as well as celebrating the return of Dorothy Riester's statue of Abe Lincoln to the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.  As lovely as it would have been to have the concert at Stone Quarry Hill, logistics brought … Continue reading Listening in Lincoln’s Shadow

Rising Stars – Take 2

Wednesday brought the second of the annual Rising Stars Concert Series at Cazenovia Counterpoint, and the room was absolutely filled.  Three more outstanding young musicians played to an enthusiastic audience.  Asked to hold their applause until the end of each individual's set, the audience could not be contained, and broke into applause between each piece. … Continue reading Rising Stars – Take 2

Writer’s Corner – Second of a Double Header

An appreciative audience gathered Tuesday evening at St. Peter's Episcopal Hall on Mill Street in Cazenovia to hear works from author Roy Kesey and poet Philip Memmer.  Despite the light rain and the unexpected closing of the parking lot (couldn't they have waited a week to resurface?!), about two dozen people came to listen. Philip … Continue reading Writer’s Corner – Second of a Double Header

A Night at the Opera – sans Marx Brothers!

Saturday was a big day at Cazenovia Counterpoint.  Unfortunately, your intrepid blogger was not able to attend the Writers Corner, but reports say it was a huge success.  Audience members stayed well after the "official" end of the program, continuing their discussions with poet Michael Jennings and fiction author Jennifer Pashley.  Have no fear, however.  … Continue reading A Night at the Opera – sans Marx Brothers!